“When O'Connor Drew His Pay”


O'Connor (a logger), after drawing his pay, goes on a spree, starts a fire, and is arrested. Taken to "limbo" (jail), he pays his fine and they ship him (as freight) back to the woods. He swears he's "never spent his savings quite so pleasurably before"


The text is incomplete, but gives the flavor of the song. I used "prison" as a keyword only because we don't have "jail." - PJS

This song is item dC44 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW


  1. Beck 35, "When O'Connor Drew His Pay" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4065
  3. BI, Be035


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Found in: US(MW)